Ski Atlas of the World: The Complete Reference to the Best Resorts

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Whether at world-class ski resorts or on slopes covered with man-made snow, people of all ages seek out the unique thrill of skiing year after year. Ski Atlas of the World is an invaluable reference guide for anyone who has an interest in skiingG??or like Arnie Wilson, the AtlasG??s globetrotting, resort-hopping, Guinness recordG??setting editor, a passion for it.The focus of the book is a series of 80 profiles of the best places to ski in Europe and North America, including such world-famous resorts as Val ...
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Whether at world-class ski resorts or on slopes covered with man-made snow, people of all ages seek out the unique thrill of skiing year after year. Ski Atlas of the World is an invaluable reference guide for anyone who has an interest in skiingGÇöor like Arnie Wilson, the AtlasGÇÖs globetrotting, resort-hopping, Guinness recordGÇôsetting editor, a passion for it.The focus of the book is a series of 80 profiles of the best places to ski in Europe and North America, including such world-famous resorts as Val dGÇÖIsere, Zermatt, Aspen, and Whistler, and such up-and-coming ski areas as Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia. Each profile details terrain characteristics, resort character and tone, history of the facilities, and more. Double-page maps appear throughout the book, beginning with a large-scale map of the worldGÇÖs mountain ranges and followed by maps showing the resortsGÇÖ locations relative to each other. Rounding out the Atlas is an overview of skiing in Australasia, Japan, and South America.The editorGÇÖs encyclopedic knowledge of skiing destinations and infectious enthusiasm for the sport inform all 300 pages of this outstanding resource. Whatever your skill level and no matter what youGÇÖre looking for in a resort, Ski Atlas of the World will help you find the perfect place to take your next skiing vacation.

A comprehensive guide to the world's best skiing locations, illustrated with maps detailing top resorts, major peaks, convenient transportation routes, and more.

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Wilson, longtime ski correspondent for the Financial Times and editor of Ski & Board magazine, has compiled a handsome book featuring approximately 400 gorgeous skiing and mountain photographs, 93 informative maps, and historical and anecdotal text about skiing and snowboarding around the world. Wilson is in The Guinness Book of World Records for skiing every day of 1994, a feat that took him to 240 resorts in 13 countries. Here, he documents the history of the sport and then introduces 80 of the best ski resorts around the world. The book spans Europe, the United States, and Canada and includes a final section on South America, Australasia, and Japan. Entries include information on the resort's history, terrain, flavor, and facilities. Famous locations such as Zermatt, Aspen, Whistler, Kitzbühel, Jackson Hole, Banff, and Lillehammer are profiled, as well as new areas in such countries as Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia. A section at the end of the book summarizes resorts, indicating location, resort details, elevation, vertical drop, number of lifts, marked runs, ungroomed terrain, snow making, night skiing, and length of season. This invaluable, attractive reference is recommended for public libraries.
—Melinda Stivers Leach

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789209863
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 498,668
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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